You can’t deny it. If you deny it, you may want to get your eyes checked out by the eye doctor.
I’ve been hearing things left and right about Jeremy Lin’s race – his Asian race. I’ve been listening to various sports talk radio shows of people calling in and being politically correct to my surprise. My eyebrows get raised when I hear many people saying that Jeremy Lin’s rise to instant fame isn’t due to his race but due solely on his skills and basketball acumen.
I don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen an Asian man dominate games like he has. Nor have I seen an Asian man so down-to-earth like you and me.
Let’s just be real folks. Him being Asian American is one of the multiple factors that has allowed him to catapult into another stratosphere in the NBA. If you really think that him being Asian has nothing to do with his meteoric rise, I don’t know what you are seeing or what to say. Look at all of the non-basketball lovers out there jumping on this Asian bandwagon. How any Asians do you see in the stands now? Heck, look at me. I never thought I’d be supporting the New York Knicks!. It’s inevitable.
I’m still baffled at how people still think that race has nothing to do with it. It does, including him graduating from Harvard, him being cut multiple times, him being an outspoken Christian believer, him being an Asian American, and him being so humble by continuously focusing on the “team” game rather than the “me” game.
Then comes Floyd Mayweather, the outspoken boxer. Here’s what he said this past week on Twitter:Â ”Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he’s Asian.Â Black players do what he does every night and donâ€™t get the same praise.â€
Then the media all-out attacks Floyed Mayweather for these “insensitive” comments.
But my question to you is: isn’t there some truth to what the man is saying? Why is the world so shocked? I’m disappointed in some of the media outlets who have been outright criticizing Floyd Mayweather’s comments. Maybe it’s the fact that this statement came from Mayweather’s mouth. Who knows. But the fact of the matter is that an unknown Asian is now known, and one of the key reasons is because of who he is, an Asian NBA basketball player who is leading and inspiring his team to who knows where.
The ESPN video below provides really awesome points of view to the Floyd Mayweather controversy. Watch it, and identify who is being politically correct and who is being real with this Jeremy-Lin-is-getting-all-the-hype-because-he’s-Asian issue.